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Floyd Calvin Shoemaker
Floyd C Shoemaker
W W Hixson
William Rufus Jackson
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1642-2009 and n.d
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1893 (1922 Reprint)
Chouteaus and Fur Trade
Short description of the Chouteaus' fur trade dominance on the Missouri River in the late 1700s, leading to their agreement with the Spanish government to build Fort Carondelet for exclusive trading rights...
Short description of the building and maintenance of Fort Carondelet by the Chouteaus for their fur trade.
[Auguste] Chouteau obtained a monopoly of the Osage trade in 1794, and kept it until 1802....
Fort Carondelet and Osage Amour Propre
Fort Carondelet was built by the Chouteau Family in 1794 and was situated south of Kansas City in what is now Vernon County, Missouri. The article describes some of the relationships between the French...
Fort Scott Sheet
1893 (1922 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Bourbon County, Kansas, and Barton and Vernon counties in Missouri, including the towns of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Liberal, Missouri. Map also depicts railroads, creeks and...
How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named
October 1, 1918
Fifth of a series of articles about the origins of place names in Missouri, including Saint Clair County, or St. Clair County (containing the town of Lowry City), Saline County (containing the towns of...
John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid
John A. Bushnell was a businessman who came to Missouri and settled in Calhoun, Henry County. Collection contains correspondence and legal documents. Most of the material relates to Henry County, Missouri,...
Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid
1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950)
Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...
Map of Vernon Co. Mo.
Civil War era map of Vernon County, Missouri showing roads, rivers and towns. Includes a chart for typical section numbering pattern and shows state and county lines. No map key is included.
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of Richard Phelps, "district attorney for the Home Owners Loan Corporation" in Kansas City. Born in Vernon County, Missouri in 1890 and becoming a Missouri state representative there...
Article about Fort Carondelet, the Spanish trading post of the Chouteaus, named after Baron de Carondelet, governor general of Louisiana" in 1794. Detailed description of the fort in Vernon County, Missouri,...
Missouriana--The Missouri Heritage of the West Part II: The Southwestern States
Mention of Fort Carondelet, Missouri, a trading outpost held by the Chouteau family for the Spanish government in about 1802.
Missouriana: John Brown's Missouri Raid
Tale of the Kansas-Missouri border war "retold with some new facts, with details about the raid led by John Brown of Kansas Territory into Vernon County, Missouri in 1858, important "as being among his...
Topographical map of Vernon County, Missouri, including the city of Nevada and the Camp Clark Military Reservation. Roads of varying grades are depicted, as are railroads, local churches, schools, and...
Quarter-Centennial Cottey College: Silver Jubilee
History of Cottey College, a women's college established "in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, in 1884."
SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854
Descriptions (with scholarly references) of early French explorations and camps in and around the Kansas City area back to the early 1700s. Description of "the Kansa village" at the mouth of the Kansas...
Vernon County, Missouri
Shows townships, towns, roads, railroads, and waterways. Map may have been taken from Hixson Plat Book of Vernon County (MVSC Q 912.778 V54h).
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